July 2021 Update

In mid-July 2021, we removed the bulk of the COVID Updates. (The OLD Resource Pages are still available if needed.) Click any of the four red headings below to display the latest COVID information for Vashonites and visitors.

Where to get Vaccinated

COVID-19 vaccinations are available free on the island at Vashon Pharmacy and Sea Mar at Sunrise Ridge, as well as other locations off-island.

General Vaccine Information:

COVID-19 Information

 

Vashon’s emergency response has moved to standby/monitoring mode. For current information about the pandemic, including data dashboards, vaccine resources, and much more, access these links to the King and Pierce Counties and Washington State public health departments, the CDC website and more.

Local COVID-19 News

 Data Dashboards

Follow cases numbers, related hospitalizations and deaths, and vaccination rates:

General COVID info pages:

Vaccine Information:    

Other Resources:

Emergency Alerts

COVID Testing

 

There are several ways to get tested for COVID-19 on and off of Vashon, depending on your reasons for needing testing, your timeline, and ability to travel.

Vashon’s Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), after providing on-island testing since the early days of our pandemic activation, is joining other elements of the VashonBePrepared activation in moving to Standby/Monitoring level. The MRC has shut down its testing site at the O Space as of Friday, June 25, but continues to provide contact tracing for Vashon in support of Public Health -- Seattle & King County. The MRC will come back in response to developments if needed.

If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, have symptoms, or have already tested positive, and would like to talk to someone about getting tested and/or next steps, here are some options with the support of Vashon’s Medical Reserve Corps:

  • If you have been exposed to someone known to have COVID-19, please call the MRC at (844) 469-4554 to assess your risk and to facilitate testing and possible quarantine.
  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19, please call the MRC at (844) 469-4554 to discuss isolation and notification/testing of those you may have exposed.
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19, but have not been exposed to anyone with COVID-19, the MRC recommends you talk to your healthcare provider and seek testing from one of the sites listed here. This is especially important if you have not been vaccinated.

If you need a COVID-19 test for travel, a medical procedure, or for your work you can be tested at one of these testing sites. You can also get more locations and updated information by calling the King County COVID-19 information line (206) 477-3966

  • Vashon Pharmacy: VashonPharmacy.com/COVID, (206) 463-9118

    Online registration required for PCR home test with 48-72 hr turnaround. Requires UPS drop-off. Test is free.

  • Sea Mar clinic: www.seamar.org/king-medical-vashon, (206) 463-3671
    Rapid antigen tests are available giving immediate results; best suited for symptomatic patients. Insurance is billed.

  • Vashon Natural Medicine: VashonNaturalMed.com, (206) 463-4778

    Provides testing for Vashon Natural Medicine patients by appointment.

  • UW West Seattle: UWmedicine.org/CoronaVirus/Testing
    Drop in PCR testing with online registration. Provides 24-hour turnaround. Testing is free.

  • Curative: Curative.com

    Locations in West Seattle and Tacoma provide self-collected PCR tests with 24–48-hour turnaround for those with COVID-19 symptoms or exposure. Insurance is billed.

  • SCAN - Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network: ScanPublicHealth.org
    At-home testing initiated via online request for a home test kit. Tests are PCR, with a 48-hour turnaround after sending back. Testing is free.

Resources for Vashonites

 
Resources are available for the Vashon community and businesses still affected by the pandemic. Several local, county, and state organizations and the Vashon Chamber of Commerce can help.

 

Openings and Closings:

 

Mental Health (local):

Mental Health (regional):

  • Washington Listens Mental Health Support: (833) 681-0211 https://waportal.org/partners/home/WaListens
  • King County Crisis Line: (800) 621-4636
  • Crisis Text Line: text HEAL to 741741
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255
  • King County Sexual Assault Resource Line (888) 998-6423

Schools:

Food Assistance:

 Unemployment / Job / Financial Assistance:

Housing assistance (rent, utilities, and more):

More Island Resources:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Struggling with COVID? Need Help?

Vashon Help Line: (206) 701-0694 - 8am - 8pm daily
King County Crisis Line: (1-866) 427-4747 - 24h
Suicide Prevention Hotline: (1-800)-273-8255 - 24h

Where to get Vaccinated


COVID-19 vaccinations are available free on the island at Vashon Pharmacy and Sea Mar at Sunrise Ridge, as well as other locations off-island.

General Vaccine Information:

COVID-19 Information

Vashon’s emergency response has moved to standby/monitoring mode. For current information about the pandemic, including data dashboards, vaccine resources, and much more, access these links to the King and Pierce Counties and Washington State public health departments, the CDC website and more.

Local COVID-19 News

 Data Dashboards

Follow cases numbers, related hospitalizations and deaths, and vaccination rates:

General COVID info pages:

Vaccine Information:    

Other Resources:

COVID Testing

There are several ways to get tested for COVID-19 on and off of Vashon, depending on your reasons for needing testing, your timeline, and ability to travel.

Vashon’s Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), after providing on-island testing since the early days of our pandemic activation, is joining other elements of the VashonBePrepared activation in moving to Standby/Monitoring level. The MRC has shut down its testing site at the O Space as of Friday, June 25, but continues to provide contact tracing for Vashon in support of Public Health -- Seattle & King County. The MRC will come back in response to developments if needed.

If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, have symptoms, or have already tested positive, and would like to talk to someone about getting tested and/or next steps, here are some options with the support of Vashon’s Medical Reserve Corps:

  • If you have been exposed to someone known to have COVID-19, please call the MRC at (844) 469-4554 to assess your risk and to facilitate testing and possible quarantine.
  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19, please call the MRC at (844) 469-4554 to discuss isolation and notification/testing of those you may have exposed.
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19, but have not been exposed to anyone with COVID-19, the MRC recommends you talk to your healthcare provider and seek testing from one of the sites listed here. This is especially important if you have not been vaccinated.

If you need a COVID-19 test for travel, a medical procedure, or for your work you can be tested at one of these testing sites. You can also get more locations and updated information by calling the King County COVID-19 information line (206) 477-3966

  • Vashon Pharmacy: VashonPharmacy.com/COVID, (206) 463-9118

    Online registration required for PCR home test with 48-72 hr turnaround. Requires UPS drop-off. Test is free.

  • Sea Mar clinic: www.seamar.org/king-medical-vashon, (206) 463-3671
    Rapid antigen tests are available giving immediate results; best suited for symptomatic patients. Insurance is billed.

  • Vashon Natural Medicine: VashonNaturalMed.com, (206) 463-4778

    Provides testing for Vashon Natural Medicine patients by appointment.

  • UW West Seattle: UWmedicine.org/CoronaVirus/Testing
    Drop in PCR testing with online registration. Provides 24-hour turnaround. Testing is free.

  • Curative: Curative.com

    Locations in West Seattle and Tacoma provide self-collected PCR tests with 24–48-hour turnaround for those with COVID-19 symptoms or exposure. Insurance is billed.

  • SCAN - Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network: ScanPublicHealth.org
    At-home testing initiated via online request for a home test kit. Tests are PCR, with a 48-hour turnaround after sending back. Testing is free.

Resources for Vashonites

Resources are available for the Vashon community and businesses still affected by the pandemic. Several local, county, and state organizations and the Vashon Chamber of Commerce can help.

Openings and Closings:

Mental Health (local):

Mental Health (regional):

  • Washington Listens Mental Health Support: (833) 681-0211 https://waportal.org/partners/home/WaListens
  • King County Crisis Line: (800) 621-4636
  • Crisis Text Line: text HEAL to 741741
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255
  • King County Sexual Assault Resource Line (888) 998-6423

Schools:

Food Assistance:

 Unemployment / Job / Financial Assistance:

Housing assistance (rent, utilities, and more):

More Island Resources: